This is a new episode in the “war” now declared between Corinne Deacon, the coach of the France team and the Lyon players. Before the two qualifying matches for Euro 2022 against North Macedonia (11-0) and Austria (0-0), the non-selection of Amandine Henry, occurring after several incidents, had already set fire with powders. Amel Majri and Wendy Renard were thus stepped up to defend their teammate from Lyon.
Sarah Bouhaddi, the goalkeeper of OL (149 selections) who has decided to put her international career on hiatus as long as Deacon is in office, added a layer on Wednesday evening in the program “OL Night System” on the OL channel Play. She came back to an episode that took place at the end of August just after the victory in the Champions League.
“With four of my teammates, we went to Angoulême for the launch of the film on women’s OL ( Editor’s note: produced by Julie Gayet ). Corinne Deacon was also invited, tells Bouhaddi When she arrived, she did not greet or congratulate us (about the Champions League won two days earlier). However, there were three players from the France team. It was perhaps not players who liked him but players of the France team. It’s sad, but with that person, we are in a daily struggle. “
“Winning a title with this coach seems impossible to me”
The goalkeeper then reversed her decision to put her international career on hold. “The post World Cup was very difficult with Corinne Deacon. I lived very badly the internships. Afterwards, when I see the matches on TV, of course that makes me want to, but I don’t regret because winning a title with this coach seems impossible to me. These are strong words, but we live in a very negative climate. A lot of players think so too, but don’t say it. “
She concluded her remarks with a scathing statement: “I could put my two hands to cut that the France team will not win the Euro in 2022 if Corinne Deacon remains in office. “
During a press conference before North Macedonia, Corinne Deacon, still supported by the Federation and extended until 2022, announced that she wanted to respond to attacks against her “when the time comes”.
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